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Student Leadership at Armstrong Creek

We recognise that all students have leadership potential and have opportunities to lead in both formal and informal ways in all facets of their lives.

Formal leadership roles exist at Year 6 (Primary Captains, Faith Captains, House Captains and Peer Mediators) and in Middle and Senior School (College/ Middle School Captains, House and Faith Captains).

Leadership is emphasised in Year 5 as students take on the mentoring and support of a Prep Buddy, and undertake a formal leadership program during Term 4, in preparation for applying for Primary leadership roles for the following year.

In Year 10, students also have the opportunity to apply to become a Peer Support Leader which involves mentoring our Year 7 students.

We emphasise to our leaders that their leadership, while obvious in activities such as facilitating assembly or running a sports competition, is enacted every day in the ‘little things’ that they do – acting with integrity, providing a positive example in their learning and behaviour and showing kindness and consideration to all. Our students look to their leaders to show Wisdom, Honour and Purpose in action. We are proud of our leaders and the personal growth they show over the term of their tenure.

In Focus: Primary Sports Captains

Our students with leadership roles have specific duties and responsibilities, and also work with staff and students to identify ways in which we can enhance and improve the life of the school and contribute to our community.

One of the important duties carried out by our Primary Sports Captains is the responsible oversight of shared sporting equipment used by their fellow primary and secondary students at lunchtime. Each lunchtime, the Captains record and monitor all available sporting equipment, and ensure it is returned at the end of the break so that students can continue to enjoy making use of it at future lunchbreaks.